Ballad Of A Deadman

Released at October 22, 2007

Release date:

October 22, 2007

Copyright:

Samadhi Sound

Length:

9:11

Status:

Official

Publisher:

Copyright Control/Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Lyrics

Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat
There are places in the damp Northwest where
The bodies lie down head to feet
There were losses in the California sunshine
Tell you stories that you can’t repeat
In the winter when the valley’s flooded
Those were times where the rooms were cheap
The summer dirt lines the corner’s of your pockets
I’m still buried there ten feet deep
Papa don’t place this curse on me
Heaven knows I can’t use it
Papa don’t place this stone on me
Mama there’s no future in it
We travel on the back roads lightly
Through Castle City and through the hills beyond
Me and Joan on the Sacramento
Me and Joan this is where we’re from
Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat
Papa don’t place this curse on me
Heaven knows I can’t use it
Papa don’t place this curse on me
Mama there’s no future in it
Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby bake me something sweet
Oh honey take me out I’m a deadman
Oh baby give me bread to eat
Oh honey where’s the colours of the springtime?
The pale green of an organdy dress
Her shadow grows in the California sunshine
But nothing else in the south south-west
lyrics taken from brokensky.net

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Great track featuring Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman). On the Sleepwalkers re-issue, the voice of Joan Wasser is far more distinctive than on the Slope version.

Written by Steve Jansen & David Sylvian
Drums, percussion, synthesizer, sampler  – Steve Jansen
Flute – Theo Travis
Vocals, Violin – Joan Wasser
Vocals, Guitar – David Sylvian

String arrangement; by Steve Jansen

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